Euro-Peds Foundation announces $40,000 in grants for special needs kids

Euro-Peds Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, today announced it will award $40,000 in treatment and travel grants during 2016 to assist children from Michigan and nationwide with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury and other gross motor challenges receive treatment at Euro-Peds® National Center for Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy in Pontiac. Grant applications and donation opportunities are available on the Euro-Peds Foundation website: www.europedsfoundation.org.
 
While Euro-Peds National Center accepts insurance, often large deductibles and travel costs prevent families from seeking treatment. Grant applications must be received at least four weeks prior to starting a treatment session. In 2015, Euro-Peds Foundation assisted 14 children with treatment and/or travel grants that totaled $26,100. The Euro-Peds Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
 
“Euro-Peds Foundation grants provide important access to intensive physical therapy for children who can benefit from longer treatment sessions and a unique approach that increases mobility and improves functional skills and can lead to greater independence and health,” said Michelle Haney, PT, MSPT, Director of Euro-Peds National Center for Intensive Pediatric PT and Euro-Peds Foundation Founder and President. “We look forward to expanding our grant program and supporting more children, as we truly believe every child deserves a first step.” 

In July 2015, Euro-Peds National Center purchased and moved to a new facility at 3000 Centerpoint Parkway in Pontiac, Mich.; near I-75 and M-59 at the intersection of Square Lake and Opdyke roads. The new facility has large, private therapy suites for the entire family and features close, front entrance parking and extra-wide hallways for mobility equipment, biking, bowling and other fun therapy games at the one-level, 8,400 sq. ft. building.  The Center previously was located in leased space at Doctor’s Hospital of Michigan, also in Pontiac. Euro-Peds is privately owned and is no longer associated with Doctor’s Hospital of Michigan.
 
ABOUT EURO-PEDS® FOUNDATION
Established in 2013, the Euro-Peds Foundation (EPF) raises funds and disburses treatment and travel grants to families of children with gross motor disorders in need of financial assistance for specialized, intensive physical therapy at Euro-Peds National Center for Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy in Pontiac, Michigan. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation also assists in providing education about therapeutic interventions for the children and their caregivers. EPF believes every child deserves a first step. For more information, visit www.EuroPedsFoundation.org or call 1-844-EURO-PEDS (844-387-6733).
 
ABOUT EURO-PEDS® National Center for Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy
Euro-Peds® National Center for Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy has helped more than 1400 children and young adults with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spina bifida and a variety of other gross motor disorders learn new skills to improve mobility, self-esteem and independence.

Located in Pontiac, Michigan, the Center opened as North America’s first intensive pediatric physical therapy center in 1999 for families throughout the U.S. and beyond seeking a specialized regimen of practice conditions, including use of the Universal Exercise Unit and optional patented suit therapy to optimize motor training and significantly improve motor skills. For more information about Euro-Peds’ individualized programs based on intensive therapy techniques originally pioneered in Eastern Europe and blended with best practices developed in the United States, visit www.EuroPeds.org or call (248) 857-6776. Most insurances accepted.